‘I don’t think he has a fair jury. I do think he has a fair investigator’

Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Trey Gowdy, said Americans could not ignore the fact that House Democrats had already voted to move forward with the impeachment of President Donald Trump, despite there being slender evidence to prove any wrongdoing.


Gowdy, speaking to Fox this week, said there was no doubt in his mind that Trump would face an unfair jury if it were to come to that, given that the Democrats clearly want him out of the White House at all costs.

“Let’s not kid ourselves, there is a political component to it,” said Gowdy.

“Twice now, over 50 of my House Democratic colleagues have voted to move forward with impeachment. Twice, before he (Trump) has answered a single solitary question from Bob Meuller,” said Gowdy.

Questions have been raised about Mueller’s capacity to conduct a fair probe into Russian involvement in the United States elections. However, Gowdy has no worries about that. He does worry about the political implications though and that is something Trump will have to think long and hard about.

“The politics of it is, I don’t think he has got a fair jury. I do think he has got a fair investigator. I think he has got a fair prosecutor in Bob Meuller but he doesn’t have a fair jury and he is going to have to decide whether the political part outweighs the legal part,” explained Gowdy.

That is something Trump will also have to think about if and when he does decide to sit down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, to talk.

“Well, I don’t know what he is going to say, and I don’t know what he knows, so I can’t address how dangerous it is [for Trump to sit with Meuller]. If there is no collusion, and there is no obstruction of justice, there is not much danger. There are two aspects to this.

“There is the legal aspect and the former prosecutor may want him to testify because he is uniquely well situated to answer certain questions. The conversations between him and [James] Comey, there are only two people in those conversations. We have already heard Director Comey’s side of it, if there is another side, we need to hear it. That’s the legal part.”